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Mar 15, 2005 07:35 AM

Fry Pan Lids

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I am about to buy a lid for my fry pan..why would I wanna buy a dome lid as opposed to a flat lid? What's the difference in terms of how it affects a dish?

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  1. A dome lid will collect moisture/steam. The steam/moisture will drip off of a flat lid into the pan.

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    1. re: Alan408

      Steam will drip off either type - the difference of 3/4" of an inch at most is not enough to change whether covered food steams or not. To some minor degree, a domed lid will drip around the edges rather than random spots around the lid, but on the whole, the difference will be small.

    2. That is the right idea but there is a little more to it...the dome actually holds the steam up and away from the food allowing for better browning/crisping as opposed to the sogginess/steaming that can occur with a flat lid.

      The dome will also allow you to cook taller foods like two inch chops or osso buco.

      1. Does anyone know where I can find a glass 13" frypan lid?